FIXING A LOOSE OR CRACKED SLATE

The simplest way of fixing a loose slate is to renail it with aluminium alloy nails. Alternatively. Bend a strip of lead into the shape of a Zand position it so that one end secures the edge of the slate and the other is fitted tightly around a roofing batten. If a slate is cracked, seal it with a proprietary bituminous mastic, obtainable from builders merchants

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